A Shenmue 1 & 2 Pack has been possibly leaked for PS4 and Xbox One by a bunch of different Eastern European retailers.
That would be awesome. But I'll believe it when I see it "officially" announced. And not a rumor retail leak. Until then, I guess I could just pull out one of the two Dreamcast systems and play them again before 3 comes out. Unless they are improving the quality of the ports.
Ye it would b great I still need to pick up a dreamcast
Would honestly play on original console unless they add trophy support and 1080p. Which is inevitable if they release on PS4, the release of I&II seem inevitable too. Don't have a dreamcast anymore, and never played those games, so it's good to hear that a PS4 release of the originals is at least rumored, I was hoping to get my hands on them before Shenmue.. guess I'll play these games and get III at a discount.
You should. They still make new games for the Dreamcast. Huge indie following for the system. I got two, one for backup you know.
dream comes true.. i'd love to replay them.
This needs to happen. It's technically a 15 part/chapter story with each game being a part or chapter. So to play only 3 without the first two, it just wouldn't make sense. It would be like only ever seeing Return of the Jedi, without seeing Star Wars:ANH or The Empire Strikes back. Or starting a book on chapter 3. Shenmue 1 is a gaming masterpiece and a true classic. The budget for Shenmue 1 at the time was like 70 million which if converted to money today would be a lot more. It's budget was larger in the 90's, than Shenmue 3 is getting now. Just shows you what little they have to work with now compared to the 90's in terms of budget for this series. I really hope we get a 1&2 port/remake. It's needed for shenmue 3 to have any success.
@3-4-5 It wasnt 70 million, it was 47 million.
They really need to release it and if they were smart have it cheap. I really couldn't care less for this game if the buzz from fans wasn't so high. Fans are the ones who have me interested, release the first two and if I enjoy them I'll go to 3.
I disagree that it is needed for 3 to be successful. It would be a nice bonus.
The misconception that Shenmue Chapter 1 alone cost $70 million is due to a fallacy purported by Sega to make this game on their upcoming system sound more impressive because they still had invested a lot into it. Yu Suzuki confirmed that the actual cost was closer to $47 million, and that included both Shenmue I & Shenmue II, including all the research & development costs for the project, the 4 years that they spent on creating the Saturn version of the game only to throw it away and work completely from scratch on the Dreamcast technology, building a brand new engine from scratch, with tons of bespoke and innovative technology never before seen in a game. So when you break it down, each game's budget was roughly $23 million, and if you take into account the things like the years spent on the unreleased Saturn version, that might even take it down to less than $20 million when all is said and done. What YS Net now has to work with from a financial perspective is the $6+ million Kickstarter money, the funding Shibuya Productions is providing (which is the vast majority), Deep Silver's financial investment including publishing and distributing, and Sony's marketing dollars for the PS4 version of the game. I'm quite sure that with this ~$20 million number in mind, that YS Net is not really that far away from that with Shenmue III. Also consider this: What YS Net now has to work with from a development perspective is the Unreal Engine 4, which is middleware that immediately provides much of the heavy lifting, where they don't need to create a custom engine or that many bespoke features for their game.
Watching the trailer hit the nostalgia bone something fierce. It's been years since I played through the first 2, and I would gladly play them again on a current gen console with Dreamcast graphics and all.
It would be awesome. But i'll believe it when I see it. A Day One buy
It may be just a rumor at the moment, but a rerelease of 1&2 is inevitable. No way are they releasing 3 by itself to PS players, which have never had 1&2.
Great if true! was waiting for them to announce shenmue 1&2 for the current gens... also release on Xbox one? if true this news kinda tickles me. imagine someone gets 1&2 on the Xbo and falls in love with the game..... they will be forced to get the ps4 to play the 3rd and final Shenmue right? lol
its possible it will come to the xbox after ps4, they just have a deal with sony to market the game. The creator said "i'll let you use your imagination on that one" when asked if there would be an xbox version. It appears he just can't talk about it due to his partial deal with sony.
Get ready to have your mind blown.... Shenmue 2 was on original Xbox. It's never been on a Sony console before.
Hopefully. Or probably like they did with Shenmue 2 on Xbox; release a "movie" which shows the highlights of the first game to get people ready for the second.
That movie was so poorly edited. Besides with YouTube you can just go watch a playthrough.
If you're going to watch a play through, you can just play it yourself. The purpose of a movie is to give you the whole plot in a short time frame. What playthrough can do that? If they did something like Kingsglaive for the back story, I'd be content.
NotoriousWhiz Kingsglaive should have been in the game. The Shenmue movie leaves a lot out. Also no you can't just play it since not many people have a Dreamcast.
CHRIST PLEASE BE TRUE PLEASE BE TRUE!!
If this is true, then Shenmue III must be a timed 'console exclusive' for the PS4, huh?
Maybe, but at this pace it would be a long time before its ported to the xbox.
You didn't know?
Sega published the first two, so they can publish them on whatever they want. 3 is not, so it remains to be seen.
Would Sony really help fund this game if it were timed exclusive
Yes of course Sony would, see No man's Sky. The only reason there isn't a X1 port is because the mess it launched in, I can see an X1 port in the future.
Shenmues in my Top 5 games of all time, but I'm not rebuying unless it's a from the ground up remake like Yakuza Kiwami.
played the original yakuza on ps2... great game. is yakuza kiwami worth getting?
I never played these, even though I owned a Dreamcast and an Xbox. I will pick these up for PS4 when/if they come. It'd be a bonus if they came to Switch, but that's just hoping for too much I feel.
ahh.. I fxking hate this remaster crap. Make new games instead. Make these BC. oh..wait.. that wouldn't be fair to say 60 million .... so and so.
The games were on Dreamcast and OG Xbox. They make a new one but want players to catch up to exactly that title. Playstation players never played the games and since its a timed exclusive it makes sense. Probably 30$ for the collection.
"Playstation players never played the games and since its a timed exclusive it makes sense" 1) How could you know that? I'm a PlayStation player - I played these games back in the day and they're in my all-time top 5. Did you miss all the E3 2015 audience reactions + reaction videos + social media responses from back home from those PlayStation fans and gamers who witnessed its announcement and were overwhelmed that they could finally play the sequel to the original games they ACTUALLY played? Did you miss the years of hope and anticipation from "SonyGAF", for the games coming back, or a sequel happening? Yakuza is a PlayStation series always being compared to Shenmue and yet somehow PlayStation players never played, or decided to play the games... really? So, how many PlayStation players that owned a Dreamcast or Xbox never played these games, out of curiosity? How ignorant and dishonest of a statement to make. 2) It's never ever been stated that it's a timed exclusive. Yu Suzuki owns the Shenmue III license, he was in talks to sign a contract with Deep Silver to publish the game on PC/PS4. Yu Suzuki has strong connections with PlayStation and Sony is financially invested in making this come to PS4. Microsoft's Phil Spencer has already stated that he could not support this game in any way other than lip service, and you think Microsoft is going to pony up to make it come to their console? He would have to convince Yu Suzuki that they cared, because they're certainly not going to pay for him enough to care. That choice lies solely on the humble, now independent indie creator, Suzuki-san. He just wants his lifelong dream sequel to be made, and be successful enough to see a another sequel, and this time the margins for profit are substantially higher. You can remain hopeful for an Xbox port, but that is all it will be... hope.
DigitalRaptor and his "How to get triggered over nothing" 101
Imagine if old films were never put on Blu Ray or Netflix for people to enjoy who never experienced it before.
Imagine if Xbox one didn't have BC for 360 or OG xbox. I have a love/hate relationship with remasters. I think they do it too much especially this Gen.
burner...his point was dvd quality was surpassed by bluray quality...even old movies got a new transfer when the bluray version was made that surpassed the original dvd release quality. The same can be said about most remastered games. There are a few re-releases that are just shameless cash grabs, but I really like the updated assets in the good remasters. Just look at the original crash vs the rerelease. Graphics don't age well. The LAst of Us and Uncharted1-3 were all perfected in their remasters.
I'll buy it, if it's true.
PLEASE it needs to happen
That would be fantastic!
If this is real, then a Shenmue 1&2 double pack is a must buy day one purchase for me.
see the picture, this's how Ryo and Shenhua looks like. I hope the final models in Shenmue 3 will be faithful to their original looks.
Awesome, I always hear great things about the series , just like FFVII. I refuse to play the original because of the graphics , so a remake would be welcome.
Those games were good when they came out but will really blow when you play them today
This is most likely true, which was all but confirmed with the 3rd's announcement.
PLEASE GOD LET THIS BE TRUE!!!!!
BS. SEGA has already said it's not in the works right now. They just gave their typical jargon of we would love to but...
I hope so. Sega has a massive catalog like Nintendo when it comes to first party games.
That would make a lot of sense
I just pissed my pants!
Please and thank you
Day one if true.
I had the original on D.C. and while it was cool I don't think it holds up very well. Shenmue is boring
Oh wowser! This would be very awesome!
Love these games and played them on the Dreamcast. Those that are new to the series, take note... Shenmue 1 and 2 are part of a larger story that was never concluded by the third and final Shenmue. Shenmue III is currently (at last) in development for PS4. Until this is announced for Xbox One officially, stick with the PS4 version of the above pack if you own both consoles. Hopefully the third game comes to Xbox One, but last I checked, it's not been confirmed, just considered.
My ps4 needs this added to my massive collection! I bought tona of games for ps3 but I will have a much larger ps4 library by the ens of the gen , so many great games coming out especially a lot more from Japan this gen ,on ps4 that is
I've still got these on dreamcast. Not in any hurry to play them again. Whilst they are classics, the gameplay has not aged well
Man I hope so. From what I've seen of Shenmue 3 these will probably be more of what I want.
Obvious thing to do as Sega will have seen the popularity of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter. If they do a proper remaster it would definitely be a must buy for me to go alongside the third entry.
Why would they bring Shenmue 1 and 2 to Xbox if Shenmue 3 is just coming to PS4 and PC ?. Me thinks this news is [email protected]*t. Untill Sega confirm anywhere.
why not if shenmue 2 was already released on original xbox it makes sense sega would release the pak for both ps4 & the x1... and I'm sure 3 will release @ some point on the x1.
If Sony is paying for the game to be on PS4 like it seemed to be before. Then there will be no way 3 will come to X1. I would like them all on all platforms to be honest even Switch. So that everyone can experience some of the best games ever made.
Hope this turns out to be true. ANYONE WANT TO PLAY A GAME OF LUCKY HIT!?
holy crap yes!
Hope this is true. Even without an hd upscale. I want to revisit the world of Shenmue
If it is true then i hope it's on PC too
i think this is true this is what sega had to say in 2016 Sega has said it is "investigating" high-definition re-releases of the first two Shenmue games, but noted that licensing issues are creating some complications. Speaking in an episode of Sega Central, Sega Europe community manager Dan Sheridan said the company would "love to release these tomorrow." "Sadly it's not as simple as porting the games to the current platforms," he continued. "We need to ensure that any HD remaster lives up to the quality of the original titles." "With games as immersive as [Shenmue and Shenmue 2], there are further complications [involving] licensed products that were included in the original games. That said, we'd love to do it and are currently investigating how to make it a reality." The Japanese version of Shenmue featured Coco-Cola vending machines, which were replaced with Jet Cola in the Western releases. It may be that they are among the licensed products causing issues. link. https://www.gamespot.com/ar...